Archive for June, 2010

Red and Blue

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Tonight the red planet Mars will make a nice pairing with Regulus, the blue-white star that is the brightest in Leo. With Mars currently at magnitude 1.2, it will be similar in brightness to magnitude 1.35 Regulus. While the pairing will be easily visible to the naked eye, a telescopic view will show the color contrast more easily.